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Russian police seize books criticizing Putin

June 17, 2010 BJokanovic 0

DPA – Russian police have seized 100,000 copies of a book criticizing Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, the website of government opponent Garry Kasparov reported Wednesday. The book, titled “Putin. Results. 10 years,” was being transported […]

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USA

Fourteen states challenge healthcare law

March 24, 2010 BJokanovic 0

WASHINGTON, (UPI) – More than a dozen state attorneys general Tuesday filed legal challenges to the healthcare law soon after U.S. President Barack Obama signed the measure. The lawsuits focus on the mandate requiring an […]

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Russian stealth fighter makes debut

February 2, 2010 BJokanovic 1

MOSCOW, Feb. 1 (UPI) – The Russian military has conducted the first successful flight of its long-awaited fifth-generation stealth jet fighter. Dubbed T-50, the Sukhoi prototype is the first fighter plane to be built by […]

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USA

Pentagon increases drone fleet in new budget

February 2, 2010 BJokanovic 0

By Julian E. Barnes, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON – U.S. defense officials outlined plans to double production of unmanned aircraft, part of an expanded 2011 budget unveiled Monday shifting the Pentagon’s focus away from major […]

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USA

U.S. surrounds Iran with missile defenses

January 31, 2010 BJokanovic 0

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 (UPI) – The United States has speeded movement of anti-missile defenses to the Persian Gulf to put pressure on Iran, government officials say. Four countries in the region have accepted U.S. missile […]

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MI5 cites Chinese spying on Brit business

January 1, 1970 BJokanovic 0

LONDON, Jan. 31 (UPI) – China is running a massive program to spy on British business executives and hack into their computers, leaked intelligence documents indicate. A report written by the British spy agency MI5 […]

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Internet terror case described

January 1, 1970 BJokanovic 0

BOSTON, Feb. 1 (UPI) – Prosecutors will use Internet evidence to build a case against a Massachusetts man accused of providing material support to terrorists, authorities said. Tarek Mehanna, 27, allegedly used his laptop and […]

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Sport

Canada Olympics boost Canadian Conservatives

January 1, 1970 BJokanovic 0

TORONTO, (UPI) — The Winter Olympic Games gave Canada’s minority Conservative government a significant boost in popularity, a poll published Tuesday showed. Prime Minister Stephen Harper had a 46 percent popularity rating in the Ipsos […]

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Argentina tightens Falklands security grip

January 1, 1970 BJokanovic 0

BUENOS AIRES,(UPI) — Argentina tightened its security noose around the Falkland Islands with a tough new warning to Australian oil explorer Billiton to stay out of the controversial hydrocarbon prospecting operations in the Falklands, which […]

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World

Riyadh mulls big Russian missile buy

January 1, 1970 BJokanovic 0

MOSCOW, (UPI) – Riyadh has reportedly been mulling the purchase of S-300PMU Russian air-defense missile systems and other arms worth as much as $4 billion, possibly as an inducement to Moscow not to supply such […]

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United Kingdom

BP chief executive Tony Hayward to step down

January 1, 1970 BJokanovic 0

London (dpa) – BP Plc chief executive Tony Hayward is to step down following intense criticism of his handling of the worst oil spill in US history, the British Broadcasting Corporation reported Sunday. Hayward negotiated […]

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New Zealand

New Zealand welfare system out of control

January 1, 1970 BJokanovic 0

David Barber Wellington (dpa) – The state welfare system in New Zealand, which pioneered cradle-to-grave care of its citizens 72 years ago, is “unsustainable, outdated and fragmented”, an official inquiry reported Monday. It said that […]